Variety has reported that director Robert Mulligan has died after a battle with heart disease. He was 83.

Best known for the classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, with its sensitive look at a child’s world shaken by the racism of a Southern town, Mulligan directed a number of other films including the 1972 horror film, The Other. Based on the novel by Thomas Tryon, the screenplay was also written by Tryon. Synopsis: In the summer of 1935, 9-year-old twins Niles and Holland Perry live with their family on a Connecticut farm. Their loving grandmother Ada has taught them something called “the game.” A number of accidents begin happening, and it seems to Niles that Holland is responsible. It is Ada who begins to see the truth, and she is the only one who can stop this macabre game of murder.

To learn more about Mulligan’s career: Robert Mulligan

And we thought you might enjoy the trailer for The Other:

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